Emergent percutaneous nephrostomy for the diagnosis and management of pyonephrosis.

@article{Li2012EmergentPN,
  title={Emergent percutaneous nephrostomy for the diagnosis and management of pyonephrosis.},
  author={Albert C Li and Sidney P Regalado},
  journal={Seminars in interventional radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={218-25}
}
Emergent percutaneous nephrostomy is a potentially lifesaving procedure with a high technical success rate, minimal morbidity, and long safety record that is often used in the setting of an obstructed and infected renal collecting system (i.e., pyonephrosis). This article discusses all aspects of the emergent placement of nephrostomy catheters including indications, techniques, results, and complications. Differences between emergent and nonemergent placement of percutaneous nephrostomy… CONTINUE READING
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